ASRock FM2A88M EXTREME4+ Review & Specifications

ASRock FM2A88M EXTREME4+ Socket FM2+ AMD A88X DDR3 SATA3 USB 3.0 MicroATX

- ASRock

A-Style : Home Cloud
Supports Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors
All Solid Capacitor Design
Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2133
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16, 1 x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1 x PCI
Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, CrossFireX™ and Dual Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon™ R7/R5 Series Graphics in A-series APU
Graphics Output Options : D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI
7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
8 x SATA3, 4 x USB 3.0 (2 Front, 2 Rear), 10 x USB 2.0
Supports A-Tuning, XFast 555, X-Boost, Easy Driver Installer, FAN-Tastic Tuning, USB Key

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Specs Overview

Model FM2A88M EXTREME4+
Release Date October 2013
Series
Socket FM2+
Form factor Micro ATX
Chipset AMD A88X
Supported Memory DDR3:
1066Mhz 1333Mhz 1600Mhz 1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2600Mhz
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC892
Audio Channels 7.1 Channels
LAN Chipset Qualcomm Atheros AR8171
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
CrossFire Support
RAID Support
Onboard USB 3.0
SATA 3 Gbps Ports 0
SATA 6 Gbps Ports 8
SATA Express Ports 0
M.2 Ports 0
mSATA Slots 0
RAM Slots 4
Maximum Supported RAM 64GB

Pros

  • HDMI output
  • USB 3.0
  • 4x DDR3 DIMM Slots

Cons

Score Pangoly

82

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 General
A-Style - Home Cloud
CPU - Supports Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors
- 4 + 2 Power Phase design
Chipset - AMD A88X (Bolton-D4)
Memory - Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
- Supports DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB*
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
- Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
 

*Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit OS. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.

BIOS - 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
- DRAM, CPU Voltage multi-adjustment
 Audio, Video and Networking
Graphics - Integrated AMD Radeon™ R7/R5 Series Graphics in A-series APU
- DirectX 11.1, Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2+ CPU. DirectX 11, Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2 CPU.
- Max. shared memory 2GB
- Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 24Hz
- Supports Dual-link DVI-D with max. resolution up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI Port
- Supports AMD Steady Video™ 2.0: New video post processing capability for automatic jitter reduction on home/online video
- Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
 

*Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096x2160 resolution display via HDMI port.

Audio - 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray Audio support
LAN - PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Qualcomm Atheros AR8171
- Supports Qualcomm Atheros Security Wake On Internet Technology
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
 Expansion / Connectivity
Slots - 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1 @ x16 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE3 @ x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
- 1 x PCI Slot
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, CrossFireX™ and Dual Graphics
 

*PCIE 3.0 is only supported with FM2+ CPU. With FM2 CPU, it only supports PCIE 2.0.

Storage - 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
Connector - 1 x IR Header
- 1 x Print Port Header
- 1 x COM Port Header
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED Header
- 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 Header by AMD A88X (Bolton-D4) (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
Rear Panel I/O - 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x D-Sub Port
- 1 x DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (AMD A88X (Bolton-D4))
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
 Other Features / Miscellaneous
Unique Feature - ASRock A-Tuning
- ASRock Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash
- ASRock APP Charger
- ASRock XFast USB
- ASRock XFast LAN
- ASRock XFast RAM
- ASRock Crashless BIOS
- ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
- ASRock Internet Flash
- ASRock UEFI System Browser
- ASRock UEFI Tech Service
- ASRock On/Off Play Technology
- ASRock Dehumidifier Function
- ASRock Easy RAID Installer
- ASRock Easy Driver Installer
- ASRock Interactive UEFI
- ASRock Fast Boot
- ASRock X-Boost
- ASRock Restart to UEFI
- ASRock USB Key
- ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning
- Hybrid Booster:
- ASRock U-COP
Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial)
Accessories - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- 2 x SATA Data Cables
Hardware Monitor - CPU temperature sensing
- Chassis temperature sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
- CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
- CASE OPEN detection
- Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
Form Factor - Micro ATX Form Factor
- All Solid Capacitor design
OS - Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certifications - FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

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